Himmelstrand

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Publisher: Ordfront

ISBN: 9174415018

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1985

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Det ser ut att bli en fin dag på Saluddens camping. Himlen är djupblå och gräset underbart grönt. Ändå är någonting helt el. Igår var allt som vanligt; glada röster, osande grillar, mygg och vin i plastglas. Men nu är allt försvunnet. Campingen, sjön, till och med solen är borta. Det enda som finns är det oändliga gräsfältet, fyra bilar med husvagnar, åtta vuxna, två barn, en hund och en katt. Alla inser de att något ofattbart hänt under natten. Hur ska de kunna ta sig bort från denna orimliga plats? För den gamla världen finns någonstans, ett mobilsamtal går plötsligt fram och radion spelar gamla schlagrar. Snart börjar också märkliga, skrämmande figurer dyka upp. Monstruösa varelser som fötts ur de åtta vuxnas mest traumatiska upplevelser. Och så mörknar himlen. Regnet är på väg, som en befrielse. Men det är ett regn som ingen ens i sin vildaste fantasi kunnat föreställa sig. Det är nu den verkliga mardrömmen börjar. "Himmelstrand" är en häpnadsväckande originell historia om tio människor som är så tragiska, absurda och modiga som väldigt vanliga människor ofta är. Och som alla tvingas välja mellan ont och gott, mellan splittring och gemenskap. John Ajvide Lindqvist är tillbaka med en berättelse som tar skräckromanen till en plats där den aldrig varit förr.

The Limits of Public Choice

A Sociological Critique of the Economic Theory of Politics

Author: Lars Udehn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113480203X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Public choice has been one of the most important developments in the social sciences in the last twenty years. However there are many people who are frustrated by the uncritical importing of ideas from economics into political science. Public Choice uses both empirical evidence and theoretical analysis to argue that the economic theory of politics is limited in scope and fertility. In order to arrive at a more comprehensive understanding of political life, political scientists must learn from both economists and sociologists.

Sociology: A Brief but Critical Introduction

A brief but critical introduction

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349185213

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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An introduction to sociology. It incorporates discussion of recent developments in both social theory and empirical social research - developments to which Giddens has directly contributed.

Social Theory and Modern Sociology

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804713566

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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In this book Anthony Giddens addresses a range of issues concerning current developments in social theory, relating them to the prospects for sociology in the closing decades of the twentieth-century.

Africa reports on the Nigerian crisis

news, attitudes and background information : a study of press performance, government attitude to Biafra and ethno-political integration

Author: Henryka Schabowska,Ulf Himmelstrand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 161

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I Am Behind You

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250086582

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A compelling, eerie new novel from the internationally bestselling author of Let the Right One In. "At the top of his game, Lindqvist gives Stephen King and John Saul at their best a run for the money." —Library Journal (starred) "Dubbed the Stephen King of Sweden, Lindqvist lives up to the billing." —New York Post Four families wake up one morning in their trailer on an ordinary campsite. However, during the night something strange has happened. Everything outside the camping grounds has disappeared, and the world has been transformed into an endless expanse of grass. The sky is blue, but there is no sign of the sun; there are no trees, no flowers, no birds. And every radio plays nothing but the songs of sixties pop icon Peter Himmelstrand. As the holiday-makers try to come to terms with what has happened, they are forced to confront their deepest fears and secret desires. Past events that each of them has tried to bury rise to the surface and take on terrifying physical forms. Can any of them find a way back to reality?

African Perspectives on Development

Controversies, Dilemmas & Openings

Author: Ulf Himmelstrand,Kabiru Kinyanjui,E. K. Mburugu

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852552209

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

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Theoretical perspectives on the crisis of development theories.

I Always Find You

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925626695

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In September 1985, nineteen-year-old John Lindqvist moved into a dilapidated old building in Stockholm, planning to make his living as a magician. Something strange was going on in the locked shower room in the building’s basement—and the price of entry was just a little blood. I Always Find You is a horror story—as bizarre and macabre as any of Lindqvist’s earlier novels—but it’s also a melancholy meditation on being young and lonely, on making friends and growing up. It’s about magic, and the intensity of human connection—and the evil we carry inside. John Ajvide Lindqvist lives in Sweden, and has worked as a magician and stand-up comedian. His first novel, the international bestseller Let the Right One In, was published in more than thirty countries. Marlaine Delargy is based in the UK. She has translated novels by Swedish writers including Kristina Ohlsson, Viveca Sten and Johan Theorin—with whom she won the CWA International Dagger 2010 for The Darkest Room. ‘As imaginative and brilliant as any of Stephen King’s famous stories...Eerie and compelling.’ Canberra Weekly on I Am Behind You ‘A genuine skin-crawler of a book.’ Otago Daily Times on I Am Behind You.

Harbor

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429995696

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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John Ajvide Lindqvist has taken the horror world by storm. His first novel, Let the Right One In, has been made into critically acclaimed films in both Sweden and in the U.S (as Let Me In). His second novel, Handling the Undead, is beloved by horror lovers everywhere. Now, with Harbor, a stunning and chilling masterpiece, Lindqvist firmly cements his place as the heir apparent to Stephen King. One ordinary winter afternoon on a snowy island, Anders and Cecilia take their six-year-old daughter Maja across the ice to visit the lighthouse in the middle of the frozen channel. While they are exploring the lighthouse, Maja disappears – either into thin air or under thin ice -- leaving not even a footprint in the snow. Two years later, Anders, a broken man, moves back to his family's abandoned home on the island. He soon realizes that Maja's disappearance is only one of many strange occurrences, and that his fellow islanders, including his own grandmother, know a lot more than they're telling. As he digs deeper, Anders begins to unearth a dark and deadly secret at the heart of this small, seemingly placid town. As he did with Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead, John Ajvide Lindqvist serves up a blockbuster cocktail of high-tension suspense in a narrative that barely pauses for breath.

Structures of Capital

The Social Organization of the Economy

Author: Sharon Zukin

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521376785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

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Although market importance is acknowledged, this work's emerging theme is the need to account for the ways in which multiple forms of social organization -- elite groups, communities & government structures -- influence economic processes.